"Our trip to Zambia was perfect in every way", Mitchell Party
"Our suite was to die for, I wanted to stay forever", Guru Traveller
Staggering 22,400 km2
2 574 km long
Primarily considered a seasonal safari destination Zambia holds some of the most remote and untouched savannahs Sub-Saharan Africa has to offer. Uncompromised Zambia comes alive when the rains subside, and flocks of colourful and broody avian species infiltrate the vast plains and waterways for seasonal breeding. It's an extravaganza second to none, yet only compliments the impressive populations of free-roaming wildlife.
Zambia has extensive wilderness areas prefered by seasoned travellers and photographic enthusiasts; and the most popular being South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi and the Kafue. All areas hold generous populations of wildlife, yet vastly different scenery making Zambia a one-stop destination for many.
South Luangwa is well known for its colourful bee-eater populations which breed in the banks of the Luangwa River and create a spectacle second to none. Predators of all shapes and sizes are commonly seen, and the lucky are treated to brutal, yet natural interaction between Africa's largest cat, lions and the most fearful African buffalo.
The Lower Zambezi would offer some of the most scenically diverse areas with a mountainous backdrop and forests of beautifully 'wildlife' manicured albizia trees along the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. Massive bull elephants will work their way between lucky visitors collecting albida seed pods to satisfy a long evolutionary craving for its protein-rich and starchy contents. Quick access onto the Zambezi allows action-packed tiger fishing from a boat, or relaxed afternoon sundowners on natures footprint studded sandbanks.
Kafue is found in the centre of western Zambia, Kafue National Park is the oldest and largest of Zambia’s national parks. It covers a massive 22,400 km2. Despite its size and prominent location only two hours drive from Livingstone, it remains little-known and largely unexplored with vast tracts of its virgin bush still untouched. Thanks to its size and variety of habitat types the Kafue holds a fantastic diversity of wildlife
Zambia's town of Livingstone is popular for visitors wishing to visit the famous Victorian Falls, or end their safari at a relaxed 3 - 5-star location along its watery banks. Livingstone is an international airport allowing for short haul inter-African flights; however, their capital city of Lusaka is a significant hub enabling many inter-continental links.
Dotted along the forested riverbanks, Time + Tide Chongwe is surrounded by wild beauty. Set at the confluence of the Chongwe and Zambezi Rivers against a beautiful mountainous backdrop, the camp has the best views in the Lower Zambezi. Sit outside your tent, listening to playful vervet monkeys scampering in the winterthorn trees overhead. Before you, an elephant wades across the languid river, dwarfed by the mountainous escarpment beyond.
Beautifully designed Thorntree River Lodge graces the banks of Zambia’s glorious Zambezi River in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Seamlessly blending into the tranquil river-side setting, this eco-conscious haven draws inspiration from an eclectic mix of local African culture but with contemporary influences throughout. Just 20 min upstream from Victoria Falls, the lodge is perfectly positioned to enjoy the cascading spectacle nearby with a range of water-based activities.
On the banks of the Zambezi River, Toka Leya is far enough from Livingstone to ensure a tranquil, authentic bush experience, yet close enough for guests to enjoy all the many activities in the greater Victoria Falls area. Toka Leya can be all about adrenaline, or an opportunity to relax and unwind before or after a safari.
Game drives and river cruises can be followed by a therapeutic treatment at the spa; tours of Victoria Falls, a nearby rural village and Livingstone town add cultural and historical diversity. Fishing, rhino tracking and plenty of adrenaline-filled activities add excitement to the experience.
The real beauty of the Tongabezi experience lies in its ability to set a scene and inspire a truly magical adventure; the ultimate destination for romance and bespoke travel. The lodge has an extensive variety of cottages and houses catering to all guests and groups. Tongabezi Lodge also offers thrilling boat trips to the incredible Livingstone Island in the middle of Victoria Falls.
Sindabezi Island is a castaway dream on a white sand beach surrounded by the Zambezi, just a short boat ride from the main Tongabezi jetty.
Bush Camp lies on a verdant island in the middle of Kafue’s Busanga Plains. Day and night drives and seasonal boating take in the diverse wildlife in this remote place on the ground, or a hot air balloon ride by air.
This intimate camp has just four tents set under leafy fig trees. The main area – under canvas – is a favourite space amongst guests, particularly at sunrise when the rising mist gradually reveals masses of lechwe and puku dotted across the floodplain.
The vast mosaic of grassy seasonal floodplains extending to the horizon, mist rising at sunrise, epitomises the wild, remote Busanga Plains. Its diversity can be discovered on game drives as well as boating early in the season or hot air ballooning later on.
The stylish camp is built on raised decks on a verdant tree island, allowing for breathtaking views of the surrounding floodplains. Shumba’s six luxury tented units offer spacious living with a cushion-strewn veranda for outdoor contemplations.
Royal Zambezi Lodge is a striking combination of contemporary style and comfort in a completely unspoiled bush environment. Offering king-size beds in large, fully netted, canvas tents under thatched canopies, comfortable sofas in front of roaring open fires and airy verandahs, the lodge is a luxurious base from which to explore this beautiful area.
The design of Royal Zambezi Lodge allows nature and the environment to play a leading role in ensuring the relaxed pace and magical experience enjoyed by guests. The Lodge is an ideal place to stay when combining a visit to Victoria Falls. It works perfectly for a family safari holiday yet also as the romantic setting for honeymoon couples.
The newest camp in their collection, Zungulila is a charming camp that embodies the essence of old Africa and a bygone era, with breathtaking views onto the Kapamba river and an expansive plain where natural springs attract huge herds of game. Zungulila is eminently peaceful, and you may be tempted to stay forever!
Perfect for small private groups, this isolated, classic tented safari camp delivers an authentic African safari experience.
First sited by Norman Carr decades ago, Time + Tide Chinzombo is set in one of the best wildlife areas of the national park.
Whether overlooking a hippo packed river or lounging next to a lively lagoon, this South Luangwa camp allows you to reconnect with nature in an authentic way.
Breathe in the warm African air and let the wildness of this remote land refresh your soul.
The region is renowned for its world-class predator action, with especially strong sightings of the elusive leopard.
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